I hosted a little easter egg dying party this past weekend, mostly because I wanted an excuse to try out many different egg-decorating ideas. Many of them inspired by Martha, of course.
I tried blowing out my eggs this year; last year I only hard-boiled, then made some beautiful decoupaged eggs that I was super bummed I had to throw out. The whole blowing-out process is not something I was prepared for and I must assure you it is not for the faint-hearted. I started out with 11 eggs, and "successfully" ble
w out 5. (The other 6 either cracked when I was making holes in them, or I blew so hard that they exploded - not pretty.) The next morning I found that I had not managed to fully blow out one egg, which had leaked into the egg carton overnight, and was then stuck and I broke it. So I was down to 4 eggs, but I was going to make them the best decoupaged eggs I could manage.
Of course, I supplemented with hard boiled eggs, and a fine time was had by all. My favorite eggs, though, are actually the styrofoam ones that I covered with origami paper, so little note-to-self there. Next year I'll be trying for 5 successfully blown out eggs.